The Anambra South Senator-Elect, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah has denied reports that he had joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ubah in a statement issued on Tuesday said he is still in the Young Progressive Party (YPP) but only working closely with the APC.
The statement read.
“Yesterday I was in Lagos with the Leadership of the Senate and over 20 other senator-elect to brief the press. After the briefing, I invited by our trader brothers from Tradefair BBA to meet the senators over the tussles our brothers are having with BPE over their assets and the rumours of privatizing the market.
“Luckily, Senate Leader and by God’s grace the incoming Senate President was the chairman that resolved BBA issues in 2011 with BPE( bureau of public enterprise) and made the recommendations that they are enjoying till date and he promised to swing into action immediately to resolve their current issues again and we left Lagos to Abuja for a dinner with Mr. President and APC Senators and their caucus.
“In the dinner, the APC Chairman introduced me as a potential APC incoming Senator. This was his quote and his view of which he’s doing well in marketing me but I know my mission and has not changed from my last statement of last week.
“The most important thing is that I’m caucusing with the ruling party and presently has more value as a YPP senator.”
The national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday at a dinner organised for APC returning and new senators at the presidential villa announced that Ubah who was also in attendance has joined party.
Ubah had last Friday at a press conference said he does not plan to dump the YPP.
“I am not yet ready to defect from the YPP. I am still in the YPP. In party business, you can’t determine what would happen next. Sometimes you wake up and you will start seeing one problem or the other. For me today, I am in the YPP and I hope to remain in the party.
“The YPP is bringing a revolution of change to Nigeria. I must join a progressive group in the Senate since I cannot be alone. The YPP is the party to beat in this country. I won my election without the party having an office in any part of Anambra State” he said.